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Grading PeerMark Reviews

Accessing Reviews


Click the PeerMark Reviews tab to enter the PeerMark assignment inbox.



Grading a Review



From the Submitted column, click the gray number (e.g. 1/1) to see a student's submitted review(s).



Click the blue check icon in the Review column.




PeerMark will open. Enter a grade in the top right-hand corner of the viewer, then click Submit.



Adding Comments to a Peer Review

PeerMark Tools Palette


The PeerMark Tools palette contains all the commenting functions available to a student. To access the Tools palette click on Tools on the PeerMark tool bar



The Tools palette contains two commenting tools and several composition marks that students can use in reviewing and editing their peers’ papers.


Commenting Tools 


Within PeerMark, you can comment on the paper that you are reviewing. A comment is equivalent to the notes that a you may write within the margins of a piece of paper. A comment might be: 


Note: A comment may be up to one thousand characters in length.

 “I like this idea and think you could develop it further in this paragraph.”


Within PeerMark, click anywhere on the paper to add a comment. 


(Optional) If your comment references a specific area of the paper, you can click and drag on the paper while the comment bubble is open to create a highlight over text. The color of the highlight can be selected before clicking and dragging. Multiple highlights can be created for each mark if there are multiple areas to reference. Highlights may overlap.




A comment icon and text box will appear. Click inside the text box and start typing.



Click Save to save your comment.




(Optional) Your comment can be edited at any time by clicking on the mark symbol for the comment. The edit and trash can icons will appear.

Click the edit icon or double click the mark to open up the comment box. Edit the comment and click Save to save any changes made to the comment.


To move a comment, click and hold on the mark symbol and drag the icon to a new location.


To delete a comment click the trash can icon.


Inline Comments



To leave an inline comment, click Tools from the PeerMark toolbar to open the tools palette.




Click the commenting tool, then select your inline comment's color. 




Click on the paper where the comment should begin. The inline comment will appear as a light gray highlight, over which you can type.


When finished, click elsewhere on the paper. The inline comment will appear as typing directly over the paper.



(Optional) An inline comment can be deleted by moving the cursor over the comment and then clicking on the gray trash can icon that appears to the left of the comment. Deleted comments cannot be recovered.

The inline comment can be moved by clicking and dragging the comment to a new location on the page. Releasing the mouse will affix the inline comment to the page in the new location.

Composition Marks


Composition Marks are standard editing marks that you can utilize when editing and reviewing your peers’ papers.



To add a composition mark to a paper, click Tools from the PeerMark toolbar to open the tools palette.



Click on the relevant composition mark.




Drag the composition mark to your desired location on the paper.


Note: Composition mark symbols with yellow backgrounds on the palette are dynamic. These marks require resizing or text added to them when added to a paper.



(Optional) To move a composition mark, click on the mark and drag it to the new position on the paper and release the click.

To delete a mark place the cursor over the mark, the trash can icon will appear. Click on this to delete the mark.



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